UNESCO: Inviting applications for ‘UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Education’ to recognize projects and programmes that leverage innovative technologies to ensure education for excluded vulnerable groups.

Funding brief: UNESCO is launching the call for nominations for the 2018 edition of the UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Education. Funded by the Kingdom of Bahrain and established in 2005, this year’s Prize will recognize projects and programmes that leverage innovative technologies to ensure education for excluded vulnerable groups.

For the past years, the Prize has been promoting the use of new technologies to expand educational opportunities and increase access to quality education for vulnerable groups impeded by cultural and economic barriers, personal disabilities, gender inequalities, and/or crisis-affected situations. Indeed, ICT have a great potential to enable cost-efficient solutions to address these barriers, so that everyone can fully enjoy their right to education.

This year the Prize will highlight projects that use integrated solutions that blend commonly used technology with frontier ICT applications, such as breakthrough technology to overcome infrastructure barriers; solutions to reduce the cost of access; online learning innovations; intelligent learning management systems; machine translation; big data; and imagery technology.

Donor Name: The United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO)
Funding name: UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize

Deadline: The deadline for the receipt of nominations is 31st, October, 2018.

Funding details link: https://en.unesco.org/news/unesco-ict-education-prize-call-nominations-opens

Funding limit: Two awards will be granted, and each recipient will receive a monetary award of US$ 25,000 during the Award Ceremony at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.

Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

Project start date: N/A
Project duration: N/A

Eligible organization: As below

Eligibility:
● Individuals, institutions and non-governmental organizations are invited to approach the National Commissions for UNESCO of their countries or NGOs in official partnerships with UNESCO and complete the online submission form.
● Governments of UNESCO Member States and NGOs maintaining official partnerships with UNESCO are encouraged to select the best projects and submit up to three nominations. A self-nomination cannot be considered.

Eligible Country: No country bar found (Open to all regions)

Submission mail: Not found

Other important link:
● Apply: http://www.unesco.org/ict-ed-prize
● Register (New user): http://www.unesco.org/ict-ed-prize/register
● Guideline: https://en.unesco.org/themes/ict-education/ict-education-prize/nomination
https://en.unesco.org/sites/default/files/ictprize_2018_guidelines_en.pdf
● About: https://en.unesco.org/about-us/introducing-Unesco
Form (Sample):https://en.unesco.org/sites/default/files/ictprize_2018_submission_form_en.pdf
● FAQ: https://en.unesco.org/sites/default/files/ictprize_2018_faq_en.pdf

How to apply: Interested applicant may apply through website (http://www.unesco.org/ict-ed-prize).


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